Multi-faceted program provides local companies with health, wellness solutions
Boca Raton Regional Hospital has partnered with Marathon Health, the nation’s
leading provider of onsite health centers, to create the care@work workplace
wellness program. Rooted in the belief that healthy employees are the
cornerstone of a healthy company, the comprehensive program is designed
to provide local companies and organizations with clinically validated
work-based employee health and wellness solutions.
The multi-faceted care@work program acts as a “multi-vitamin”
for employees, with services such as wellness seminars covering a wealth
of topics (heart health, diet and nutrition, lifestyle and stress management).
The program also provides health screenings and risk stratification to
ensure employees “know their numbers” (blood pressure, cholesterol
and glucose, BMI), and personalized health coaching and prevention programs
(smoking cessation, diabetes management, one-on-one meetings with a dietitian).
These services can be facilitated during employee health fairs or independently
scheduled at the employers’ or employees’ convenience.
While care@work focuses on providing preventive healthcare services, should
a need for specialty care or treatment arrive, care@work’s partnership
with Boca Raton Regional Hospital means individuals have access to the
academic medical center’s spectrum of advanced services.
“The benefits of workplace wellness programs are plentiful,”
said Melissa Whelchel, Manager of Population and Corporate Health at Boca
Regional. “They can lower absenteeism and employee-related healthcare
costs. They can improve satisfaction and retention rates. Most importantly,
they can make a positive impact on an employee’s health at an age
when intervention can have a material impact on long-term health.”
Exemplifying its belief in the effectiveness and positive impact of care@work,
Boca Raton Regional Hospital last year implemented the program for its
own staff of over 2,100 employees. The @WorkCare program, as it’s
known at Boca Regional, has been well-received and utilized thus far.
More than 1,100 employees visited the onsite @WorkCare Health Center for
sick care, health coaching and lab tests, with over 900 lab tests performed.
Additionally, more than half of those employees with identified health-related
risk factors have made significant improvements, pledging to live healthier,
while working with the program’s coaches.
“The results of our first-year ‘Report Card’ show that
care@work does indeed work,” said Whelchel. “Hundreds of our
employees have taken measurable steps to manage risk factors and to take
personal control of their health, from stopping in for a quick blood-pressure
reading to meeting regularly with our certified dietitian. It all makes
for a healthier, more productive workforce.”
For more information about the care@work program, please contact Melissa
Whelchel, Manager of Population and Corporate Health at Boca Raton Regional
Hospital, at 561.955.3942 or
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, academic medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff.
The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease
and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health,
emergency medicine and the neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art
diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive
Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished
Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the 10th year in a row
and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012,
2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also recognized for the third consecutive
year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013–2014 Best Hospitals
listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.
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